1st highlight: Visit to Kadriorg Castle - full day
On the 3rd day of our trip we will visit the real pride of Tallinn - the magnificent Kadriorg Palace and its park ensemble. The castle was a gift from Emperor Peter the Great (1672-1725) to his wife Katharina. The second name of the palace comes from her: "Catherinethal". The summer residence of the emperor was built at the beginning of the 18th century in the Baroque style according to the vision of the Italian architect Nicola Michetti, who was also involved in the construction of the Petershof Palace in St. Petersburg. Today the palace and park complex have been restored and reopened to the public, where we can see hundreds of paintings by Western and Russian artists from the 16th - 20th century, as well as prints, sculptures and other works in the palace's art museum.
2nd highlight: free time
The rest of the day is at your disposal. We recommend you to take a look at the Katharinen way (Estonian Katariina käik) in the old town. The center of the St. Catherine's Guild is located in this dreamy and almost fairytale-like alley. Most of the houses there date from the 15th-17th century and due to their historical appearance, were repeatedly used as film sets.
Option: dog sledding tour
In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to take part in a dog sledding tour near Tallinn. Dog sledding is a traditional means of transport for the people of the north. Most often used as sled dogs, the Siberian huskies are very strong and can pull the sled across the snow-covered plains at incredible speeds. Plus, these dogs are known for their social nature and love the attention of visitors. That is why the excursions on a wonderful winter day are not only a pleasure for the people, but also for the dogs.